The station on which we stood in the previous edition of my articles specialized in the knowledge-based economy. It talked about innovative and creative incubators which address the phenomenon of research backwardness, so that my talk in this article is in the same context. In order to confront the phenomenon of research backwardness, this occurs through intellectual and cognitive reclamation, calling for the establishment of institutions sponsored by it, and which specialize in taking care of it.
There is nothing threatening the economic entities and registered commercial brands, such as public properties, that does not have a license, but large international companies have lost their trade, their capital, and all their investments due to those products that are spreading as public properties and that do not have any intellectual property rights: they are distributed in the markets without licenses and without specific prices.
For this reason, most of the companies who own brands have resorted to strategies that save them from what is happening in this regard and which destroy their investments, so they are guided to carry out the radical reclamation of public properties, and, after adding updates to these public properties, they have ownership and intellectual rights that belong to the investors and those who reform them; they enter the competition market without any risks to the commodities, or to other licensed items with intellectual rights and property.
In this way, the major manufacturers have benefited from the intellectual reclamation processes that were necessary to save them from the heavy loss that was incurred by unlicensed and publicly owned products.
It seems that the most important thing that knowledge-based economics needs is an intellectual reclamation process that saves it from the danger of the unlicensed product – which has public ownership – by updating it first, as well as investing in the aspects of intellectual and knowledge reclamation as an area in which it can be invested, like in any other investment field.
The problem of public property comes within the problems of the love of mental comfort, imitation, and adopting the ideas of others to escape from the difficulty that focused thinking leads. Likewise, resorting to public properties is a paved road in all areas, with rapid and guaranteed results.
Any process of intellectual and cognitive reclamation, and in any field that is based on the availability of a set of those basic components which take place, as well as with a group of human capabilities and skills, including, among all that, and on top of those components, knowledge material which is considered public property, if the reclamation is intellectual and cognitive, and since we possess the intellectual material through what we have inherited from our ancestors, generation after generation, this has always been the focus of the world’s attention at all times. The reclamation of knowledge, ideas, and the seeds of basic sciences, will all be beneficial to our investments in the knowledge economy.
Perhaps whoever observes and traces the history of the Arab intellectual and epistemological heritage, will definitely know how the West benefited from that legacy and reclaimed it in a way that serves humans and human sciences with which they dazzled the world after its reclamation and transfer from a product without rights, and a product of general ownership, to a product with intellectual and property rights, and how they were able to develop that product to a great extent.
The idea of intellectual reclamation advocated by the knowledge-based economy to confront cognitive desertification and economic depression, and to confront the research backwardness that we live in in the Arab world, depends on its call on a collective sense of responsibility as the most important point on which to focus. Except for the establishment of specialized institutions, comprehensive and collective care for young creators and researchers is necessary, because they are only able to update that inherited product and fertilize it with a renewal that guarantees competition and the possession of a license.
The idea in this equation means, in essence, to extract the seeds that we plant in the ground, and then give them care and attention, so that these ideas become great trees. Their new identity returns to us, however, and with the increased interest and maximum care, and a shortening of time, it will bear fruit quickly as well, because investment in these areas is long-term, like an investment in education.
This is what it should be, and it is also what any intellectual reclamation process depends upon. Reclamation is taking the seeds we need from intellectual heritage and accumulating knowledge, after scrutiny and sifting, and updating them, that is, giving them a new identity and a new privacy.
By nature, it must be in harmony with the current data and our needs in the process of developmental investments, and then through specialized institutions that can be created and supported, its primary mission is to foster cognitive and intellectual reclamation and revive scientific research that is inseparable from the idea of reclamation.
And turning the year into something special, in addition to the innovative and creative incubators that we talked about in previous articles, and through these institutions these intellectual and knowledge seeds are developed, nurtured, and taken care of, so that we have a great forest, whose trees in their entirety represent our human civilization, which is proud of originality and inseparable from it. It glorifies innovation and modernity and nurtures creative people and their efforts, and the result is, after investing in these ideas, that our ancestors ended up with reclaiming them in line with the data of our present. It is a national knowledge economy based on methodological foundations and encourages reclamation in all directions and in all areas of knowledge, ideas, and arts.
In fact, it also encourages the adoption of a cognitive and scientific approach economically, as the best fruitful investment that depends on developing the creative skills of young people, their research potential, and their abilities to think, analyse, conclude, and develop, through this vein of originality and the ability to innovate, and to have the rest of the conversation.
Source: Al Bayan Newspaper